Universities in Mobile, USA
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Mobile
  • 10 Apr, 2024: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Business & Management Studies). University of South Alabama achieves position 601.
  • 06 Mar, 2024: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings. University of South Alabama ranked #1396.
  • 19 Dec, 2023: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. University of South Alabama ranked #1527.
  • 05 Dec, 2023: QS World University Rankings: Sustainability updated with University of South Alabama in position 1201.

Mobile, Alabama, is one of the Gulf Coast’s main cultural centres and has many attractions of interest to international students.

Known for having the oldest organised Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations in the U.S., Mobile is a historic city full of beautiful areas and a vibrant cultural scene. It’s home to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, one of the main visitor attractions, where you can learn about US military history. Other options for free time visits are Fort Conde, the Mobile Carnival Museum, The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, The Dauphin Island Sea Lab, or just explore the beaches and small towns along Mobile Bay.


Rankings of universities in Mobile, USA 2024

#1
USA

Spring Hill College

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (based on 146 student ratings)
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  • #354 
  • #365 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #459 
  • #478 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1095 
  • #7169 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#2
USA

University of Mobile

  • #1253 
  • #1307 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1281 
  • #1344 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1263 
  • #7921 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

  • #630 
  • #600 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #183 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 27 June, 2023]
  • #233 
  • #1396 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2024]
Show 9 more rankings of University of South Alabama and subject specific rankings for 4 subjects

Highest subject rankings of universities in Mobile

Engineering Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
#154 
University of South Alabama
Business US News: Best Online MBA Programs (US)
#252 
Spring Hill College
Psychology GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
#401 
University of South Alabama
Computer Science Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
#491 
University of South Alabama
Nursing & Health Care Payscale College Salary Report - Best Schools by Majors
#568 
University of South Alabama

Student Opinions About Studying in Mobile

“Mobile is a charming city to live in, with lots of old buildings and architecture that gives it a special character. The locals are super friendly and polite, and you’ll always find something to do, especially downtown. There’s practically no traffic jams, which is welcome news for those thinking of having a car while living here.”

“I’ll be straight forward: friendly people, good food, and a quiet city. It’s still in development, but Mobile has everything you need and more, from shops, restaurants, and good education, to parks, squares and architectural history.”

“The cost of living here is quite a bit cheaper than the average, which has been helpful for living alone and independently for the first time in my life. Living in a studio apartment is affordable, but you always have the option to share a room with classmates. The entertainment options are more varied than what I expected.”

Mobile Key Facts for International Students

PROS

  • Mobile’s livability score is above average, calculated according to education, crime, cost of living, and residents’ happiness.
  • The variety of reputable universities in the city, encourages international students to choose this area as their study destination.
  • One of the most common things students say about life in Mobile is that the beaches are a great way to spend the weekend, Dauphin Island being a particular favourite.

CONS

  • Cockroaches can be a serious problem. Alabama is notorious for infestations in general, but Mobile perhaps even more so.
  • A recurring complaint among the locals is that the weather is unpredictable, and is occasionally affected by hurricanes and tropical storms.

3 out of 3 Universities in Mobile Ranked in at least one ranking

12 Different Rankings list Universities in Mobile (9 institution and 3 subject rankings)

Population: 195000

Elevation: 3 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -6

District/province: Alabama, Mobile County

Living costs for students in Mobile:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 72* (28% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 55* (45% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 64* (36% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.15 US$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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FAQ

Spring Hill College ranks #1 in Mobile in our meta ranking composed of 112 university rankings.

Among all universities in Mobile University of South Alabama is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 16 rankings where University of South Alabama is listed.

University of South Alabama is ranked best in Mobile for Engineering (Engineering). See all rankings for the University of South Alabama.

Spring Hill College is ranked best in Mobile for Business (Business). See all rankings for the Spring Hill College.

University of South Alabama is ranked best in Mobile for Social Studies & Humanities (Psychology). See all rankings for the University of South Alabama.

University of South Alabama is ranked best in Mobile for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the University of South Alabama.

University of South Alabama is ranked best in Mobile for Medicine & Health (Nursing & Health Care). See all rankings for the University of South Alabama.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:

Academic Reputation 40% Employer Reputation 10% Faculty/Student Ratio 20% Citations per faculty 20% International Faculty Ratio 5% International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:

Research Performance: 40%

  • Research Output: 10%
  • High-Quality Publications: 10%
  • Influence: 10%
  • Citations: 10%

Quality of Education: 25%

Alumni Employment: 25%

Quality of Faculty: 10%

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Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):

Ranking is based on ROI

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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Urap

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Us News

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Wallstreet Journal USA & THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings:

Outcomes 40% (employability) Resources 30% Engagement 20% (teaching) Environment 10% (diversity)

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -Washington Monthly - National Universities:

Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:

Visibility 50% Excellence 35% Transparency 10% Presence 5%

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